IFFO appoints new Technical DirectorProfessor Brett Glencross takes over as IFFO’s Technical Director on 1st June. Photo: IFFO

From 1st June, Professor Brett Glencross will take over the position as IFFO’s Technical Director. He has for the last twenty years been an important contributor to the aquaculture sector and academic research work.

Since 2016 Brett Glencross has been the Professor of Nutrition at the Institute of Aquaculture at the University of Stirling in Scotland. He was also Chair of the Scientific Committee of the International Society for Fish Nutrition and Feeding (ISFNF).

Before then, and from 2008, he was one of the former editors of the journal Aquaculture Nutrition.

He has worked in various academic, institutional and industrial roles across Australasia, Asia, the Middle east and Europe.

“I am truly happy that Brett Glencross has decided to join us to contribute to the marine ingredients industry’s science-based approach. Brett is a very experienced aquaculture professional and has an excellent track record in managing research programmes,” said said IFFO’s Director general Petter Johannessen.

“He has a highly acknowledged profile in the aquaculture industry, with a research background spanning the application of functional feeds for animal health, refining nutritional requirements and the use of nutritional modelling strategies, as well as a strong background in raw material assessment. We are very much looking forward to having Brett on board.”

Throughout his career Brett Glencross has worked closely with many major international aquaculture feed companies across the world. He has Honours and Masters Degrees in Biochemistry from the University of Western Australia and a PhD in Animal Nutrition from the University of Queensland.

“I am delighted to be offered this opportunity to join the team at IFFO at a time when science is crucial to understand the future trends affecting the development of fish feed ingredients,” he said.
“Technical projects led by IFFO contribute a great deal to increasing our knowledge on marine ingredients and driving change for the benefit of the whole value chain, and especially the aquaculture sector.”

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